Computers have become an important part of our lives and every year we see that the computing experience for an average person tends to change. This is because new technological advancements are made to it which either enhances the experience or makes it completely awful. For many years, when anyone said the word “computer” the thing that came to mind was a big fat monitor and a huge CPU. All of that changed once laptops came along. Later on we started to see things like thinner laptops and tablets that revolutionized the market.
It seems that computers will never stop to see advancements and upgrades, here you will find some things that might change the way we use and look at computers in the near future.
Virtual reality is something that we all have heard about for a very long time, and now it is starting to become available to the consumer market. There are mixed reviews about virtual reality because some people think that it has great potential and could really change the computer experience, especially gaming. However, there are still some people who believe that virtual reality still needs a lot of work before it can become a finished product. There are many virtual reality machines that are being introduced, these include Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.
Many people mix up virtual reality with augmented reality, although the two things might sound similar, they are very different from each other. First and foremost, virtual reality tries to immerse the user in a 100% digital world but augmented reality creates a digital presentation on top of the physical world that surrounds the user. Microsoft Hololens is currently the most famous augmented reality headset, however there are other companies that are working on the idea as well.
Perceptual computing is something that might sound new to some readers, however it is something that Intel has been working on for quite some time now. It is an idea that allows the user to interact with his PC with natural senses and movements instead of interface methods like controllers. With perceptual computing, you do not need to use keyboards and mice to interact with your PC instead you can do it with hand gestures. It is a pretty cool idea to be honest, but we will have to see for ourselves whether it does everything that it promises.
This is something that almost every single one of us wants. Transferring data with USBs, Emails and cables is a very slow process. Data toss is an idea that allows one user to transfer data from one device to another just by tossing it in the correct direction. If companies are able to do this then it would really revolutionize the computing experience.
These were a few technologies that would change the computing experience for most users. There are many more ideas that should have been discussed here but it would take far too long. If we talked about these ideas 10 years ago then it would seem impossible, but now we are seeing that nothing is impossible.